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April 23, 2012
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  • Slot-machine makers prep for online gaming
    Manufacturers of slot machines are preparing to provide online content to casinos as federal and state lawmakers move toward legalization of online gaming. While most casino companies aim for the legalization of Internet poker, slot-machine makers are focusing on the development of technology and exploring spaces on the Internet where they can showcase content. Las Vegas Review-Journal (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Man hits $5.7 million slots jackpot at Ariz. casino
    A Mesa man won $5.7 million after playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz. David Chavez, the casino's director of slot operations, said all players go to the casino to win the big jackpot. "It is so rewarding to see that dream come true for a really deserving player," Chavez said. The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Md. lawmakers fail to reach agreement on proposed casino
    Plans for a high-end casino coming to Prince George's County remain uncertain as Maryland legislators continue to be far from reaching a consensus on a gambling measure. Earlier this year, Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III proposed the billion-dollar casino for a site on the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., which he said could be a boon to the state's economy. The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Column: Expansion outside Las Vagas boosts casino companies
    Expansion to other markets helped increase profits of Las Vegas-based casino companies and slot-machine makers. "In a sense, Las Vegas-based casino companies are taking what was created on the Strip to other markets and bringing the profits back home," Howard Stutz writes. The companies' growth out of Las Vegas and in international markets during the economic crisis fueled recovery and lifted the casino industry, Stutz says. Las Vegas Review-Journal (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Number of women online gamblers in U.K. increases
    A study released by online casino group Bellerock Entertainment says the number of women online gamblers in the United Kingdom quadrupled between 2007 and 2010. The report says more than 48% of all the gamblers are women, while nearly 52% are men. "While men were found to strongly prefer poker, roulette and sports betting, women still strongly prefer online slots and bingo," the report says. (U.K.) (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Court decision may shut down 3 Alabama casinos
    Republican state Sen. Bryan Taylor is asking the government to clarify its position on tribal land in Alabama. If the government decides to take the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' land out of federal trust, it could force the closure of three casinos. The tribe says that it is advocating for a solution in Congress to avoid claims resulting from the decision. Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tribe clears hurdle for proposed casino in Cloverdale, Calif.
    The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians' plan to construct a casino-hotel in Cloverdale will move ahead after the tribe submitted an application to place its land in federal trust. “This is a critical step for the tribe in their path to open up a casino,” said Sonoma County Counsel Bruce Goldstein. The proposed casino will include 2,000 slot machines, 45 card tables, a hotel and convention center. The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • Budget allocation risks Slots at Racetracks program in Ontario
    Ontario's Slots at Racetracks program, which is partially funded by revenues from slot machines owned by the government, could be in jeopardy if the government follows through with a plan to direct the funding into its general revenues. Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said subsidizing the industry can no longer be justified. National Post (Canada) (4/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Find economic impact data at the state and county levels
    The AGA used the data from its comprehensive study of the impact of the commercial casino industry to create an interactive map that allows users to explore state- and county-level economic impacts throughout the country. Visit the "Beyond the Casino Floor" section of the AGA website to check out the interactive map. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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